Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins.
Those are going to be hard shoes to fill.
None of the village’s children have ever even worn shoes.
|Every pair of shoes below represents one rape crisis client at DVRC in 2012.|
|Think about it... every pair of shoes represents one rape survivor helped by DVRC in 2012|
When we read in the newspaper about a rape happening, we’re shocked and concerned for our community’s safety, but do we think of that victim and how the assault will change her/his life? I’m often struck by our desire for the media to tell us more, to answer all our unanswered questions… I think we forget that there’s a victim out there who was traumatized by the assault and whose life continues to be impacted every time (s)he watches the evening news, walks to class and sees a campus safety alert, or overhears a conversation at the water cooler. It’s easy to forget that news reports are about people and that rape changes a person’s life forever. But when I look at their shoes, I’m reminded.
The wearer knows best where the shoe pinches.